“Here are some of the best smartphones available in India that are available at wallet-friendly prices”

If you’re on the lookout for a budget smartphone that doesn’t compromise on any aspect, then you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we have listed down some of the best smartphones that are priced under Rs 12,000. Unlike earlier, this segment is quite competitive now with options from both established brands as well as new-age players, which means that you would be spoilt for choices. That’s why we have curated a list of the top smartphones under Rs 12k in India to help you decide.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S

Redmi Note 7S

The Redmi Note 7S is currently the most affordable smartphone in India that comes with a high-res 48-megapixel shooter. It features a 6.5-inch FHD+ display, which is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor and gets 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage. The entire package is backed by a 4,000mAh battery. As far as cameras are concerned, the primary 48MP snapper is accompanied by a secondary 5-megapixel depth unit. For selfies, a 13MP sensor is available on the front.

Honor 10 Lite

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The Honor 10 Lite offers a 6.21-inch FHD+ display with a U-shaped notch at the top. The phone is powered by the brand’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 710, which is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. You do get a microSD card slot for expanding the memory further. There’s a 3,400mAh battery inside, which should provide a day’s worth of usage. A dual-camera setup sits at the back of the handset, comprising a primary 13-megapixel shooter and a 2-megapixel depth-sensing unit. On the front, a 24MP camera is available for selfies.

Related read: Honor 10 Lite review

Samsung Galaxy M20 4GB

Galaxy M20

The Galaxy M20 features a 6.3-inch FHD+ display and is powered by the Samsung Exynos 7904 processor. In the higher-end variant of the phone, you’ll get 4GB RAM and 64GB of built-in storage. The phone has a dual rear camera setup that consists of a 13-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel depth unit. An 8MP shooter takes care of the needs of selfie lovers. The main selling point of this phone though, is the huge 5,000mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging.

Related read: Samsung Galaxy M20 review

Nokia 6.1 Plus 6GB RAM

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If you’re looking for a budget smartphone that’s compact and stylish, then you should take a look at the Nokia 6.1 Plus. This phone comes with a 5.8-inch full HD+ display that is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The device is equipped with the Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor, which is coupled with 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage. This device offers the highest RAM in this list, which is quite important if you run multiple apps simultaneously. However, the Nokia 6.1 Plus only has a 3,000mAh battery, which may not match the battery backup of the other devices available in this price bracket. For imaging, there are dual rear cameras with a 16MP shooter and a 5MP monochrome sensor. At the front, a 16-megapixel sensor is available for selfies.

Related read: Nokia 6.1 Plus review

Realme U1 64GB

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Realme has turned out to be a big name within just a year of its inception. The Realme U1 flaunts a 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels. A small dewdrop-shaped notch is available at the top, which houses a 25MP selfie camera. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 chipset, which is paired with 3GB RAM and 64GB of memory. A microSD card slot is available for topping up the storage. There’s a dual-camera array at the back which includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel depth unit. A 3,500mAh battery fuels the handset.

Related read: Realme U1 review

If you’re looking for the best value for money smartphone in this list, then we must recommend the Samsung Galaxy M20. If performance and cameras matter to you more, then the Redmi Note 7S might be a better choice. All said and done, you won’t be disappointed by any of the smartphones mentioned in this list. Do let us know which would did you go for in the comment box below.